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Walks in Andalucia Los Escullos

You may remember earlier this year I ran a giveaway to win a guidebook Walking in Andalucia. Well just in August a brand new guidebook all about Andalucia has been published and I´ve been sent one copy.  This new book

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Piscina Lanjaron Swimming Pool

Andalusia is a beautiful region of Spain. Although in the summer months the heat can be a little too much for some. After many years when I spend the entire summer in Andalusia, I thought I would share some of

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Motril Air Show Costa Tropical Spain

Costa Tropical Annual Air Show Motril Air Show is one of the four Spanish Air Shows celebrated anually. The Costa Tropical has it´s Air Show on the first day of Summer. This is the 11th Edition of the Festival Aereo Internacional

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Claudina Mata spanish fashion

Fortuny is back! On Friday 3rd June Granada will hold the 6th Edition of the Pasarela Fortuny. This event showcases Andalusian fashion. A bi annual event, it has proved over past editions to be of interest at a national level

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Federico Garcia Lorca Spanish Poet

Looking for Lorca One of the most famous artists to come out of Granada is Federico García Lorca. A playwright, a poet and theatre director, born in 1898. Since reading ´La Casa de Bernada Alba´ for A Level Spanish Literature I´ve

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Santa Maria de la Alhambra Semana Santa in Granada

The Semana Santa of Granada has been of International interest since 2009. Easter has a special significance in Andalusia and many traditions surrounding Holy week. The traditional Easter processions attract huge crowds in Seville, Malaga and Granada. Its impossible to

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La Llotja de la Seda by piccavey

In late November 2012 I enjoyed a city break in Valencia. I hadn’t visited the city before. The city was just halfway point between Barcelona and Granada for me. I’d seen the city outskirts from the road but didn’t know

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Palacio de Viana Cordoba Spain

If you have an interest in Spain or Andalusia, you will probably have heard of the Cordoba patios festival. This is celebrated each year in May. I wasn’t able to visit Cordoba myself until Mid June so I was not expecting to

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Andalucia FITUR 2016

FITUR is the annual International Tourism Fair held in Madrid.  This important event in the Travel sector calendar is celebrated each January at IFEMA exhibition centre in Spain´s capital. Along with the ITB in Berlin WTM in London these are

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Los Italianos Granada Street food

Street Food in Spain Food in Spain is an important part of Spanish life. Great pride is taken in selecting local products and preparing seasonal dishes. So eating on the street or grabbing something quick is not so common in

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